Roy Nelson says he would like to face the winner of Cheick Kongo and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who will face off at UFC 149 on July 21, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The always entertaining and pudgy pugilist Roy Nelson breezed through Dave Herman at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012, with a 51-second knockout that showed the reason(s) "Big Country" is a tough draw for any Heavyweight. It marked a big win that got him back on track after losing to Fabricio Werdum in a hard fought battle at UFC 143 three months prior.
Now, after barely breaking a sweat against "Pee Wee" in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nelson says he wouldn't mind getting back into the mix of things as long as it's a "money" fight. And he already has a few people in mind.
Here is what he told Sherdog:
"I just want a money fight. But if not, I've always wanted to fight [Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira]. I'll take the winner out of Big Nog and Cheick Kongo. I'd love that fight. Of course JDS, Frank [Mir]. There's so many out there. I'll even take the little black guy on the UFC roster where it says TBA. Because if you're in the UFC, you're the best in the world. You can fight that guy and be the next title contender. Brock did it."
Of course, Nelson couldn't help but to take another shot at recently retired Brock Lesnar, who bolted for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after his first round loss to Alistair Overeem at the UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" event and who may or may not be making a return to the Octagon.
Kongo and Nogueira are both coming off of losses and are scheduled to swing leather at UFC 149 on July 21, 2012, in Calgary. Alberta, Canada. The winner will get a much needed win, however, should they get matched up against Nelson, getting two straight victories inside the Octagon will prove to be a tough task for either fighter.
How about it Maniacs, is the winner of the Kongo vs. Nogueira fight a perfect match up for "Big Country's" next outing? If not, who in your eyes would make for a better scrap against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt?